The Last Starfighter is my first memory as a human being. Not the first movie I remember seeing—the first thing that I remember at all. Suffice to say, it’s been a pretty formative piece in long time love of science fiction, games and more. Even so, I hadn’t watched it in years, and I’ve got to say it’s pretty…
The 1984 film The Last Starfighter is often cited as the rare cult classic fans would like to see remade. The reason? Thirty-years ago the film’s ideas were so ahead of their time, it’s taken until now for technology to catch up. Now, technology itself may play a role in the film’s resurgence.
What if The Last Starfighter came out today? Well the trailer would probably recut from its awesome '80s glory into this re-cut badassery. Watch a trailer for The Last Starfighter, retooled for modern times.
You may feel like just a regular person — but in a science-fictional world, that usually means you're extra-special. Are you the Slayer? The One? The Last Starfighter? Take our quiz and find out for sure. It is your Destiny!
Ever since ET for the Atari 2600 wowed gamers worldwide, science fiction and video games have been natural bedfellows. Here are 10 great scifi tales that embrace the aesthetics, technology, and popular tropes of the gaming world.
Have you ever wondered which starship would prevail in a knock-down, drag-out space battle? The "Starship Smackdown" is a Comic Con institution, and we were able to marvel at the geeky knowledge and fannish quips from the celebrity panelists.
A long time ago, we heard whispers about a Jerry Bruckheimer video-games-and-aliens film titled, Alien Wars. But little had been revealed, until screenwriter Eric Heisserer, who penned a draft, shed some light on the mysterious Last Starfighter-esque movie.
Why do so many bad movies have one good scene each? All of a sudden, the awfulness goes away, and the movie starts living up to its potential. The performances click, the action is exciting. Here are 20-odd examples.
The long list of totally unnecessary sequels just got a bit longer. A sequel to 1984's The Last Starfighter is finishing up script revisions, and producers are doing some location scouting. Not only that, but original star Lance Guest has verbally agreed to reprise his role. Everything's coming up death blossoms!
Science fiction has always had a dark obsession with destroying things, and spaceships are a constant target. When not worrying about enemy ships fragging them to pieces, crews have to worry self-destruct sequences, on-board bombs, lousy construction, bad driving, and suicidal commanders who seem hell-bent on…
Thank the star-gods that CGI effects have improved since 1984's The Last Starfighter. Just check out this climactic scene, where our trailer-park video-game champ finally uses his skillz in the space battle you've waited the whole movie for. It looks like an unfinished version of modern CGI effects. Starfighter also…
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale. Written by Sherilyn Connelly.
Title: The Last Starfighter
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